This course specializes in hands-on learning experiences through the integration of skills and knowledge that can be applied to authentic work and home/life situations.
The purpose of this course is:
The following resource will be provided with the course.
* A list of required/ suggested resources will be available in September to students enrolled in this course.
Some of the content and issues pertaining to Grade 9 Home Economics (10G) may be sensitive for some students and their parents/families and/or communities. This sensitivite content is contained in one lesson. Students have a choice of completing this lesson or an alternative one which does not contain sensitive content.
The purpose of this course is threefold:
Many people re-examine their decisions about family throughout the course of the lives, continually reassessing and re-evaluating their relationships. The best way to make decisions about our personal lives is to make ourselves aware of the facts and statistics of family life issues. This course is intended to educate students on the many alternatives available in life. It is structured as follows:
Unit 1: Development
Unit 2: Personal Development
Unit 3: Relationships and Life Choices
Unit 4: Parenthood
Unit 5: Diversity in Families
Unit 6: Aging
For every person, the home, peers, church, school, and community are primary sources of values. However, the media provides a mixed and confusing array of beliefs and choices. Educators, parents, families, and communities have new challenges as they help students to deal with contentious issues locally and globally. These issues include sexuality, reproduction, and diversity in families. It is important for students to have the knowledge and skills to make responsible choices now and for the future.
Some of the content and issues pertaining to Family Studies (40S) may be sensitive for some students and their parents/families and/or communities. This sensitivity may be based on family, religious, and/or cultural values.